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their support for fallen officers. eastern iowa police officers are going to des moines this morning line of duty last week. plus... a congregation weighs in on the election -- trying to sway other members to vote a certain way. and the presidential election through the eyes of children. what they think of the messages the candidates are sending. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and
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eileen on camera from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: after a fantastic weekend, our temperatures have dropped into the upper 30s to low 40s... similar to yesterday morning. we have light south winds and a later today... that will bring more clouds and a chance of some rain by late afternoon. generally, it will be mainly sunny most of the day with that chance of showers late. highs will stay above normal... continuing coverage... this morning -- a group of waterloo police officers is heading to
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of an officer killed in the line of duty. sergeant tony beminio of des moines and officer justin martin of urbandale were murdered last week. other police departments are showing their support by wearing bands on their badges. " after something like there's not a better way to show your his coworkers after an incodent like this" sergeant beminio's funeral is being held later today -- officer mar' blue lights are shining in central iowa neighborhoods to show support for police. organizers with "project blue light" were in des moines, passing out blue light bulbs for people to shine on their porches. the creator of the group is a former police officer from mason city. he says he wanted to show police community members care.. i mean now is when people minutes and we've been handing out bulbs since 10:30 - if i had to estimate, i'd say we've handed out at least 200
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than 3-thousand lightbulbs yesterday. a building used as storage for the cedar falls police department -- is destroyed in a fire. as kwwl's taylor bailey tells us -- there were concerns the fire would spread. billowing smoke making it difficult to see firefighters battle a fire -- taking over much of the cedar the area. "when you see that much smoke that close to home, you're gonna check it out" authorities confirm a city building used for storage caught fire before eleven o- clock sunday morning. witnesses say they believe it's used to keep confiscated
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smoke""oh it was just, it had the sun completely blocked out" stand-up "people in the area tell me they air, they say they were nervous that viking pump may have caught fire or even the apartment buidlings down here in cedar falls." "my first thought was that is was viking pump right ajacent to these buildings and my dad worked at viking pump for many years, fortunatley it wasn't viking pump" people who saw the smoke were concerned for friends who live in downtown apartments and immediately responded to see if any other buildings were affected. fortunately for firefighters -- the fire started in the storage building "it could have caused some other problems downtown, over my years i've seen many bad fires downtown, we don't need another one" that was taylor bailey reporting. police say lost bicycles were stored in the shed -- along with a trailer full of police equipment and some larger pieces of evidence in cases -- like cars. two young boys are killed after being shot.
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police say the father took off in his mother's car with the kids. the mother called police and an amber alert was issued. when officers found them -- they heard gunshots. police say the father shot and killed his two sons. the man also died -- but it's unclear if he shot himself - or if police a 10-year-old is shot after leaving a convenience store. it happened in texas over the weekend. police say it started when a car pulled up to the gi someone in the car started a fight -- and shortly after -- police say multiple shots were fired. one bullet hit the girl. "it's heartbreaking. they shouldn't get away with iths. shooting a kid, nah." she was rushed to a hospital -- where she underwent surgery. no word on her condition. the body of a missing girl has been found. police say a girl from texas was found this weekend in a well. they believe the girl's uncle is responsible -- but no charges exactly
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a gas pipeline is running again in alabama after a deadly explosion. the pipeline moves gasoline from the gulf coast to new york city. it was knocked off-line last week -- when investigators say excavation equipment hit the pipeline - killing one person and injuring four others. it could take several days for it to get back to normal. protests against the dakota access pipeline continued this weekend. people in north dakota gathered at a cemetery to protest. police say there were two groups at putting a pipeline through cemeteries -- they say it's their ancestor's burial ground. the other group in support of the project. the rally shut down roads -- but no one was arrested.. here in iowa -- landowners are concerned about the pipeline. they say crews have left behind debris and disrespected their land. complaints have been filed -- but supporters say -- they're not major problems. a civil engineer says a lot of the complaints are not violating any construction agreements. accused of faking her pregnancy
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woman is upset with walmart security. she says as she left the new mexico store -- and employee stopped was pregnant -- then asked to lift up her shirt to prove she wasn't hiding anything. "i've never heard of this happening before, and how humiliated and embarrassed i was that they didn't even take me into a room.. the woman says she filed a she also spoke with a manager of that walmart who apologized after watching the surveillance video. walmart issued a statement saying they were sorry-- and they will take appropriate action. decision 20-16 coverage... the f-b-i -- just days before the election -- confirms hillary clinton will not face criminal charges related to her private email server. f-b-i director james comey sending a letter to congress on the renewed investigation into her emails.
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had already seen. the others didn't involve government business. clinton not mentioning the news while out on the campaign trail. in new hampshire, she focused her speech on uniting the country with a positive message for the future.. pledging hope and optimism... between strong steady leadership or a loose cannon, who could put everything else at risk. today includes stops in pittsburgh, western michigan, philadelphia, and a midnight rally in north carolina. donald trump returning to iowa one last time before election day. trump speaking in sioux city over the weekend. governor branstad and liuetenant governor reynolds were with him on stage -- and trump hinted governor branstad may be getting a post in his administration, if he wins tomorrow.
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would be oupr rime candidate to better. trump also complimented joni ernst -- referencing she was on his v-p shortlist. he said ernst told him she quote "needed more seasoning." hundreds are casting their ballots early. in california -- lines wrapped around at least five buildings and the wait times lasted hours. workers say a record five-point- one-million voters are registered in l-a county. a catholic church in san diego hands out a bulletin causing controversy with its political statements. written by the church's pastor -- the bulletin suggests the devil is working through hillary clinton. two weeks ago -- the bulletin said it's a mortal sin to vote democrat. it calls into question the
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not only of the separation of church and state, but possibly of the irs code." protesters have been gathering outside the church arguing it's and for all the latest in election coverage -- you can visit our website -- kwwl dot com. you can join us tonight at 4-30 for a live decision 20-16 special -- highlighting hillary clinton and donald trump. tomorrow many adults will head out to the polls to vote for our nex many people have been frustrated with this election... .some still undecided today... even those too young to vote -- are seeing politics everywhere they turn -- and are forming their own thoughts on the race. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... you caught up with some middle schoolers. a big word i heard when talking with students about this year's elections: bullying.... the kids i spoke with said they don't like how the candidates are treating each other...
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write down her thoughts in a letter... the general election is just around the corner... weighing on many voters minds.... but what are kids picking up from all this... " this election is definately different from the other ones." "i think there's definately some bullying going on." "feels like little kids fighting each other. " "what if you become the president and you don't know what you're doing because you've been talking wit t (nat of pencil) jesup middle schooler klaire kite was so frustrated with the elections.. klaire nat: dear donald trump... she wrote a letter to one of the president ?" klair'e mom- "i was in the toy room cleaning and claires always writing, so i picked it up and i read it...the kids are picking up from all the negative stuff... from her letter you can kind of tell... klaire nat- "you mock disabled people. that's oh so rude... hillary clinton is
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kids say they want to keep talking about what's going on in school... "we had a vote in a class." "in history/social studies we did a debate" "we talk about it as often as we can." "it's amusing.." and klaire knows who she'd vote for if she could... "if rizzo and bryant were running i would probably pick rizzo hahah," "so you would vote for the cubs if you could?" " oh yeah." klair'es letter... trump's "wall" seems to be a big topic a debates and discussions. live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... news 7 kwwl.
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during the elections... common answers were education... gun control... and healthcare. it's coming up on today in iowa.... black friday may not be for a few more weeks -- but some retailers plus... drones at disney. the f-a-a is weighing in. those stories plus the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan next.
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vernon: i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. congressman blum's smear campaign -- misleading and false. the truth -- monica vernon donated every pay raise to charity and cut taxes for us. but multi-millionaire blum broke his word, nded paychecks. blum wasted even more of your tax dollars on himself. worse, he tried to cut medicare and raise the retirement age.
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"now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." let's go to storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan now for your forecast forecast. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: cameras are looking good right now, but we may see some raindrops by tonight. until then... mainly sunny skies will rule the area... we see more sun tomorrow and wednesday, as well. temperatures are running in the upper 30s to low 40s over the kwwl viewing area with upper 40s to low 50s to our far northwest. winds are mainly light to 10 mph from the south and should stay there much of the day. there is rain to the west and
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much of it as the system tracks through tonight....most of the energy and moisture stays to our south.... but we will dry out again for tuesday and stay dry the rest of the week. we won't see much rain... most of us will see a trace to a few hundredths of an inch at best. today will be mainly sunny, with a few more clouds this afternoon and a few showers possible by late afternoon. highs aim for the low to mid 60s with south ds showers tonight with lows in the 40s... and we clear back out for tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 50s.... closer to normal. we bounce from the 50s to new 60 for the rest of the week and into the weekend for highs with lows mainly in
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to our south.... but we will dry out again for tuesday week. we won't see much rain... most of us will see a trace to a few and a few showers possible by showers tonight with lows in the 40s... and we clear back out for it's coming up on today in iowa.... dumbo and tinkerbell aren't the only things you'll see flying at walt disney world.
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disney now has permission to fly drones at its theme parks in florida and california. the f-a-a issued a waiver to walt disney parks and resorts, allowing the drones to be flown during the day and at night. the waiver is good for four years -- but -- it can be canceled at any time. disney asked for permission to fly drones for entertainment purposes.
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holiday shopping season. as chris clackum tells us -- some are already starting their the world's largest "black friday"...and are trending toward "black november". "they're taking advantage of this trend and wanting to make sure they're engaging the consumer that's already eager to shop for the holiday season" several surveys agree ...consumers are eager... with over 40-percent christmas shopping.. ...stretching purchases over several paychecks ...instead of just one. "they're demanding to do their shopping earlier than ever so even home depot is onboard with a "black friday"
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goes on. plus, retail experts also expect other retailers to join in long before the day after thanksgiving. "so go visit walmart.com and target .com.. you're already starting to see special skipping crowds, less stress, clackum, nbc news. politics in the workplace -- the ceo of starbucks wants his employees to embrace "respect and dignity" this election. he has clinton for president. he wrote a letter about it -- but it doesn't suggest starbucks employees vote for a particular candidate on election day. instead, he wrote that he feels "a bit anxious" about the pending election, and asked his employees to share tomorrow -- voters in five states will decide whether they want to legalize marijuana. that includes california. house minority leader nancy pelosi told the l-a times she plans to vote in favor -- making her the
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official in either major party to back the legalization of a drug the federal government currently considers a schedule 1 narcotic. businesses of all kinds seem to be getting inspiration from politics right now. even dog spas. forget newspaper bags the next time you take your dog on a walk -- this minneapolis shop is offering bags themed after the candidates to clean up after your pup... i think a lot of our customers love it. i mean it's just a very lighthearted look at the the owner says they aren't keeping count of which candidate's bags are selling better. here's a live look at storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan has your storm track
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storm track seven forecast. mild today with a few showers late this afternoon through tonight. mainly dry the rest of
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breaking news overnight. one of the most well-known members of the clinton administration has died. plus -- it is down to the wire for hillary clinton and donald trump. one day to go before election day. this morning - find out how many voters are already in... and damage overnight in oklahoma after an earthquake hits. people in some parts of iowa could feel it. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist
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forecast. eileen on camera after a fantastic weekend, our temperatures have dropped into the upper 30s to low 40s... similar to yesterday morning. we have light south winds and mainly cle are tracking in ahead of a cold front that will track through later today... that will bring low to mid 60s today with south have that forecast for you in a few minutes. we're now down to a matter of hours -- not days. the polls open tomorrow morning iowa... wraps up. that race has been tightening. tracie potts tells us where the candidates will be today. with 42 million votes already
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hillary clinton has a four-point lead in our last nbc-wall street journal poll. and the fbi now says its email review is over... with no smoking gun.. no charges.. and many of those 650-thousand emails.. duplicates. clinton did not mention it in new hampshire. she did talk about the day after the election: "we will have some work to do to bring about healing and reconciliation after this election. we have to begin listening to one another a r "are we looking forward to like tuesday evening?" donald trump claims the fbi is protecting clinton. "hillary clinton is guilty. she knows it, the fbi knows it, the people-the fbi, they know it's, i think it's very embarrassing to them, and now it's up to the american people to deliver the justice." president obama joins clinton in pennsylvania tonight.
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leading women... african- americans... latinos and early voters... while trump leads men, seniors, whites without college degrees on this final full day of campaigning before polls open tomorrow. trump's in florida, north carolina, pennsylvania, new hampshire and michigan today. clinton's making two stops in pennsylvania, plus michigan and north carolina. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. headliner -- but there are so many key races in iowa tomorrow as well. for the latest election coverage also join us this afternoon at 4-30 for a live decision 20-16 special -- highlighting hillary clinton and donald trump. breaking news this morning: janet reno -- the first woman to serve as u-s attorney general -- has died.
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parkinson's. reno was one of the clinton administration's most recognizable and polarizing figures. she ran for governor in florida, but lost in 2002. reno was 78. continuing coverage this morning: funeral services are set for today for an iowa police officer murdered last week. services for des moines sergeant anthony beminio will be held in west des moines. he graduated from iowa city west many years ago. he was one of two iowa police officers shott wednesday morning. scott greene was arrested hours after the shootings and charged with two counts of murder. urbandale police officer justin martin was also killed. his funeral will happen tomorrow in his hometown of rockwell city. a law enforcement officer in georgia has been killed in a shooting. it happened last night. a sergeant and deputy were investigating a fight at a house -- when a suspect started firing at them. the sergeant was killed... both struck and they wento dnw
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condition this morning. the suspect was also shot. another police officer has died. this time in utah where the officer was hit by a car as he put down a spike strip. police were investigating a stolen car -- which led to a chase. the officer was out putting down a spike strip when he was hit by the officer who died -- had been on the force for three years. the idea is simple, but the problem ita sisters is launching a program called bigs in blue. kate snow tells us the whole point what all classes did you have today, science? science, math reading. growing up in roanoke patrolling the streets wasn't enough... i felt like i was missing and there was something two years ago, he signed up to be a "big brother"
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little brother 9 year old robert once a week after school... i'll let you call it. on your mark, get set, go! it's the model for a new it works. you know, the-- the only way or-- or any other divide that we big difference in his city. does it build trust kind on an police-community relations. particularly in some communities of color. and the need to cultivate those relationships. and so we're gonna use that-- to help us do robert and brady are optimistic about their a bond that's only yes and we were just kind of kneeling down, and i said, we're brothers now. we're family, and we're with each other through the good and the
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in a kwwl follow-up this the trial of a man accused of killing nine people in a south carolina church. investigators say dylann roof told a friend he planned to kill people at the historic black church in charleston to start a race war. the jury pool has been narrowed to more than 500 people who live in the charleston area. today, a man will be sentenced for a shooting spree inside the los angeles international airport. a federal security agent died in
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charges. he faces a mandatory life sentence. investigators are looking into a fire in a waterloo home. it happened yesterday morning on california street. investigators believe it started in the kitchen -- saying there was a lot of damage to the kitchen safely. police investigate a deadly crash in cedar falls over the weekend. cynthia brooks -- from waterloo -- was killed. she was 38. the driver and two other passengers were also hurt. two people in another car were also taken to the hospital. another body has been discovered far from where a woman was found chained. south carolina deputies say human remains were found in one of two places the suspect pointed to as gravesites. kala brown was found chained in a metal container on the property on thursday. her boyfriend's body was found on friday. investigators say the suspect -- todd kohlhepp -- also confessed to a quadruple homicide that happened 13 years ago in south carolina.
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but i hope that he's sorry for what he's done through all these years." family members say they're grateful to everyone involved in the investigation and are relieved to have answers. doctors are stumped. eight children are being tre don't know how it happened. the eight are all in the hospital in seattle. doctors are trying to figure out how they contracted a-f-m -- which affects the nervous system -- and many times -- follows a virus. doctors say a-f-m is not contagious, and so far there are "that's what's alarming for us to see eight cases that meet the case definition clustered this close together
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survive. two people have been killed in severe weather. a tornado and flooding hit italy -- in and around rome. the top two floors of a building collapsed after a twister hit near rome. someone else was injured when they were slammed by the wind against a window. the river that runs through florence also flooded. you could feel the entire house sway. that's how someone in which was also felt as far away as iowa. the magnitude five quake rattled central oklahoma last night. it shattered windows and brought down pieces of buildings in cushing. that's about 50 miles from oklahoma city. school has been cancelled in cushing today. a news conference is set for this morning to talk about the damage. some minor injuries have been reported. the city manager in cushing says -- this is beginning to become the new normal. quite a sight in a busy dubuque neighborhood.
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crews worked for hours over the weekend to fix the problem. no one was injured. we spoke with a "and immediatley almost i heard this sound behind me and the street collapsed and it kept collapsing." two apartments in the same building have been told to boil their water before drinking it. the city says 11th street will be closed for a few days. a kid'pe away... and there's been a lot of talk about what voters think about this year's candidates. we decided to take a closer look at how this is impacting kids. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo... you spoke with middle schoolers. some middle schoolers here at hoover middle school say the election is a big topic brought up in some of their classes... they're doing mock elections...
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a big word some of the students are using: bullying... they tell me they don't like how the two candidates are treating each other. many saying they wish the two would do as president. " i think there's definately fighting each other." "what if you become president and you don't know what you're doing becuase you spent so much time attacking the other person for the longest." so frustrated with the elections.. she decided to write a letter to she didn't send it -- but said it was a way to express her thoughts... she questioned why trump and clinton were being so rude. live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... news 7 kwwl. some of the students said they
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cubs. still to come this morning: we're paying a little more to fill up -- but the question is -- will that continue? find out what the experts are plus -- a rodent turns into a will get him the ball. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan.
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7 weather team. see the screen information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: stormtrack7 live weather network cameras are looking good right now, but we may see some raindrops by tonight. until then... mainly sunny skies will rule the area... we see more sun tomorrow and wednesday, as well. temperatures are running in the upper 30s to low 40s over the kwwl viewing area with upper 40s to low 50s to our far northwest. winds are mainly light to 10 mph from the south and should stay there much
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west and southwest, but we may not see much of it as the system tracks through tonight....most of the energy and moisture stays to our south.... but we will dry out again for tuesday and stay dry the rest of the week. we won't a trace to a few hundredths of an inch at best. today will be mainly sunny, with a few more clouds this afternoon and a few showers possible by late afternoon. highs aim for the low to mid 60s with south winds at 5-10 and we clear back out for tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 50s.... closer to normal. we bounce from the for highs with lows mainly in the 30s. on the way: the protest is over for at least one n-f-l player. he's now standing again for the national anthem. the week. we won't see much rain... most of us will see a trace to a few hundredths of an
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best. today will be mainly sunny, with a few more clouds this afternoon and a few showers possible by late afternoon. highs aim for the low to mid 60s with south winds at 5-10 mph. we could see showers tonight with lows i back out for tuesday with highs in the mid to upper 50s.... closer to normal. we bounce from the 50s to new 60 for the rest of the week and into the weekend for highs with lows
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on the way: the protest is over for at least one n-f-l player. he's now standing again for the national anthem. guacamole fans -- stick around. an update on the avocado shortage that forced some restaurants to take guac off the memo.
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the national average price of gas is up a penny over the past two weeks to 2-26 a gallon. new jersey's decision to raise its gas tax is one reason why. experts say gas prices could drop by several cents in the near future in iowa, the cheapest gas we could find this morning is in ankeny. gas-buddy-dot- com says people there are filling up for 1-81 a gallon. good news for guacamole lovers... avocado supplies are recovering and prices are expected to come down over the next several weeks. a shortage pushed doubled prices... and in some cases... tripled them... from a year ago. retailers were struggling to find them after a strike in mexico. some restaurants even dropped guacamole from the menu.
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anthem protest. broncos linebacker brandon marshall says he'll be standing for the anthem going forward. he says he's been encouraged by what he's seen and heard since the protest started a few months ago. he says the denver police department will now review its use of force policy. he says he'll now stand for the anthem -- not because everything is perfect but because of the hope for what america can become. countless people dream of taking the field aa few ever get the chance this squirrel did. a rodent in the end zone stopped play during the packers colts game. it made the most of its time on the n-f-l stage. security and others try to catch up to it. some frustrated fans said the squirrel had spent more time in
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an n-b-a fan is 35- thousand dollars richer this morning for his skill on the court. he buries this half-court shot. he was the second fan to do this at an n-b-a game over the weekend. last year, the lakers could've used this guy. things have started out better for l-a this season. they beat the suns last night and are now four and three. volunteers put in a lot of time -- and now it's moving day for an eastern iowa family. habitat for humanity put together this three-bedroom home the family says it means everything to them. "it feels good to be able to move in and have our own yard and place for our kids to play." habitat for humanity in dubuque and jackson counties say they're in the process of finding another family to help. check out our website -- kwwl dot com -- for more information.
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check of your storm track seven forecast. mild today with a few showers late this afternoon through tonight. mainly dry the rest of the week. mainly in the 30s. here's a live look outside at , there's another hour of today in
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vernon: they're like a lot of iowans -- they get up early, get the kids to school, but too often, washington stacks the deck against us. we need to build an economy that works for the middle class. instead of giving breaks to big business, we need to cut taxes for the middle class and small business. i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message
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now on today in iowa... as the campaigns come to a close -- one of the presidential candidates makes another stop in iowa. plus... the presidential election through the eyes of children. what they think of the messages the candidates are sending on the campaign trail. and -- a pregnant woman is asked to lift up her shirt in a store good m i'm jerry gallagher. after a fantastic weekend, our temperatures have dropped into the upper

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